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Waltham Forest

Waltham Forest

Health and wellbeing

You might be interested in the following health and wellbeing information

Alzheimer’s Society Waltham Forest

Alzheimer’s Society offer support services for people with dementia, their families and carers. They provide information and support about dementia and offer other related services.

Healthwatch Waltham Forest

Healthwatch Waltham forest is the independent ‘consumer champion’ for health and social care. We were created by the Health & Social Act 2012 to represent the views of patients and the public in our local area. Whether it’s improving them today or helping to shape them for tomorrow, Healthwatch Waltham Forest is all about local voices being able to influence the delivery and design of local services. Not just people who use them, but anyone who might need to in future.

POhWER information and advice service

POhWER offers a range of free, confidential and independent information, advice and advocacy services. The service is available to anyone who lives in Waltham Forest. Telephone: 0208 221 2260

Turning Point

Turning Point offer information, advice and support for anyone over 18 concerned about their own or somebody else’s drug or alcohol use. Services are tailored to meet the needs of the individual to address not only drug and alcohol misuse but other areas of the individuals life which may impact on their substance use.

Waltham Forest Directory

Waltham Forest Directory is one stop shop for information and advice for all families with all levels of need in Waltham Forest.

Information last updated 10 March 2017

National information

Carers UK

If you would in any way describe yourself as a Carer, this website is full of useful Help and Advice . By clicking on the Help & Advice tab, you will find some very useful links such as Quick guide to caring and Finding help where you live. See also the 5 essentials for carers information.

Disabled Living Foundation

The Your health section of the Disabled Living Foundation’s AskSARA online information service gives you advice about ideas and aids for coping with a range of physical and mental conditions.

Health and wellbeing

Information on how to look after your health and fitness as you get older from Age UK.

Living life to the full

You can get immediate advice on improving life skills for improved mental health (the front page even has a Panic Button!) or sign up for an 8-part course. It’s all free.

NHS Choices

This website is the main route to information and services from the NHS. In the Health A-Z section, you will find immediate links with buttons to a comprehensive health encyclopaedia and to Medicines information. You can also use the NHS Direct symptom checker to get information to help you decide if medical attention is required. In the Health Services near you section, you can easily search for local GPs, hospitals, dentists and other services, using place name or postcode.

Patient UK

On this site you will find a Wellbeing section, where you can get the most recent updates on helping you enjoy a healthy lifestyle. A-Zs for Conditions and Medicines. Videos and discussion forums are also available.